About

Travels Beyond & Behind provides tips & reflections to help travellers go behind the guidebooks & headlines to bring new perspectives on their travel destinations by linking good research to good travel.

Using my own travels and experiences as a starting point, I’ll highlight research which helped me understand the countries I’ve visited and give some practical tips, too.  It’ll come from a European perspective and provide recommendations, particularly if you’re culturally/politically aware and looking for insights.  I believe that when we are better informed, beyond the cliches of guidebooks, we get more out of our travels.

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Christopher Grinbergs

My name’s Christopher Grinbergs and this blogs brings together various aspects of my professional life: following a degree in French, I trained as a journalist before moving in to Higher Education.  I’ve worked on and researched international projects with my PhD (July 2016) looking at European Higher Education Policy and how the EU uses its fund to build influence & networks.  I’ve therefore travelled throughout my studies and professional life; I am currently looking to tour around all 47 countries in Europe but have only got to 23, so far.